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My Story – Subha Raj

‘My Story’ shares the experiences of an Indian living in Switzerland. Meet Subha Raj, who has been living in Switzerland for the last 10 years and loving it. She, “dreams in Tamil, speaks in English and struggles in German.” Subha is a blogger who shares her experiences at http://boosbabytalk.blogspot.ch. Q: TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF I am a small town girl from Tamil Nadu, married to a city boy and we live in Switzerland with our two daughters who are from here, there and everywhere. Q: WHAT DO YOU DO? Ah! The most dreaded question for a stay...

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DIY Bookmarks with your kids, make reading more fun!

Bookmarks! We all as kids have had different kinds of bookmarks- A leaf from a tree which you picked up while playing with your friend or a cutout from a brochure or a cereal box of a character that you liked a lot or simply handmade bookmarks! And as we grew older simply the boarding pass from a recent journey ended up being the bookmark! But reading as an adult and reading with children is different and helping them take a break and continue again from where they stopped needs to be made interesting. Chetana Parameshwar- one of our...

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Microgreens

Have you been to a restaurant and ordered salads or starters and noticed mini colourful leaves mixed in or used as garnishes? They are microgreens. I came across this term earlier this year and started reading about it and then tried growing them in my home. Wikipedia defines Microgreens as ‘young vegetable green’ or more like tender shoots of plants before the first set of proper leaves have developed. Microgreens are nutrient rich and flavour-packed mini versions of full grown vegetables/salads. Microgreens have a wide amount of flavour profile. Some are fruity, sweet, earthy and spicy. This depends upon...

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Autumn Vibes

            Rachna Soni moved to Switzerland (Brugg, AG) only two months ago. She was born and brought up in Mumbai (India) and never really got the chance to live so close to nature. “This is the first autumn I am experiencing and I am extremely fascinated by the beautiful colours of the leaves and the sky. Everything, in general, feels so much fresher and crispier,” says Rachna. Autumn is without any doubt her new favourite season and she finds it a great opportunity to pursue her hobby – photography. Here are a few stunning...

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DIY ‘Diya’ and ‘Agarbatti’ Holder for Diwali

Make your own ‘diya’ and ‘agarbatti’ holder this Diwali. Sriprabha Kasthuri tells you how. With Diwali around the corner, it’s time to decorate the house with flowers, ‘diyas’ and ‘rangolis’. The excitement of Diwali has set in and so it’s time to start work on handmade clay ‘diyas’ and ‘agarbatti’ (incense stick) holders. Time required: 2-3 hours Materials required: Clay –  Air-dry clay that is easily available at Migros Do it Garden / Coop Bau und Hobby or any other craft shop. The air-dry clay is available in white or terracotta colours. Instead of air-dry clay, polymer clay can...

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Matter-of-fact

  • Matter-of-Fact of the week #50:

    United Provinces

    During the British Rule, United Provinces was created on 01 April 1937 (and, no it wasn’t an April fool’s joke). Thirteen years later it was renamed as Uttar Pradesh (northern province). In 2000, the northern districts of the state were separated to form a new state of Uttarakhand.

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112 - International emergency call

117 - Police emergency call

118 - Fire Station

140 - Breakdown service

143 - Crisis line

144 - Emergency Rescue

145 - Toxin information

147 - Children emergency call

163 - Road condition